In this spin-off from the popular sitcom The Cosby Show, Denise Huxtable enters her sophomore year at Hillman, alma mater of her parents and grandfather, where she moves into Gilbert Hall and shares a dorm room with 26-year-old Jaleesa Vinson and talkative new roommate Maggie Lauten. A show that follows the ups and downs of college students lives.
A Different World Season 5 (1991-1992)
|5x01 We've Only Just Begun |
Dwayne begins teaching classes as Whitley takes a job as a director of a new dorm, encountering her first problem with a freshman seeking a place to stay.
|Sep. 19, 1991|
|5x02 The Dwayne Mutiny |
Dwayne's high standards for his class, leads to a student walk-out. Jaleesa starts a temp agency and her first assignment is to find Freddie a job.
|Sep. 26, 1991|
|5x03 Home Is Where the Fire Is |
Whitley tries to assign her dorm duties to Kim, the resident assistant. Lena faces trouble with the dean when she starts a fire in the dorm.
|Oct. 03, 1991|
|5x04 Almost Working Girl |
Whitley recommends Jaleesa's temp agency to E.H. Wright and the only person available is Freddie, which causes a problem when Freddie disagrees with her new boss on affirmative a ...
|Oct. 10, 1991|
|5x05 In the Eye of the Storm |
The Pit becomes a place of refuge when a hurricane approaches Hillman. Ron tries to convince Freddie to play a demo tape of his band on her radio show.
|Oct. 17, 1991|
|5x06 Rule Number One |
Whitley discovers Lena has a crush on Dwayne after he agrees to tutor her in calculus. Realizing Lena is homesick Whitley agrees to be her confidante.
|Oct. 24, 1991|
|5x07 Baby, I'm a Star |
Ron's band hires Kim to be their vocalist after they are fired from a club, hoping to bring a new sound to the group. Col. Taylor takes up dancing to impress Jaleesa.
|Oct. 31, 1991|
|5x08 Liza Who-Little |
Whitley's aunt offers her a job as an art buyer, but first she must entertain her cousin Liza for a weekend visit to Hillman.
|Nov. 07, 1991|
|5x09 To Tell the Truth (1) |
Whitley is nervous about the engagement party and takes it out on Dwayne, who uses the opportunity to explore other options.
|Nov. 14, 1991|
|5x10 Do You Take This Woman? (2) |
Whitley is still reeling after she learns that Dwayne went on a date. Adele and Marion dislike each other immediately causing more tension between Dwayne and Whitley.
|Nov. 21, 1991|
|5x11 Mammy Dearest |
Whitley organizes an art exhibit for the dorm dedication ceremony. Kim has objections to images that Whitley wants to include.
|Dec. 05, 1991|
|5x12 Twelve Steps of Christmas |
Col. Taylor asks Dwayne to join them for Christmas dinner not realizing that Jaleesa invited Whitley.
|Dec. 19, 1991|
|5x13 Just Another Four-Letter Word |
Dwayne grows tired of covering the bills for Ron and throws him out. Freddie becomes more obsessed with Shazza.
|Jan. 02, 1992|
|5x14 The Cat's in the Cradle |
Dwayne is jealous of Whitley's new boyfriend, so Ron takes him to the big game between Hillman and Virginia A&M to takes his mind off his troubles.
|Jan. 16, 1992|
|5x15 Prisoner of Love |
Freddie's prison pen pal Jamal is released from jail and needs a job, so Ron turns over his duties as a janitor, where he meets Whitley and asks her out on a date.
|Jan. 23, 1992|
|5x16 Bedroom at the Top |
Whitley is harassed at work by one of her superior's. Terrence decides to major in dance.
|Jan. 30, 1992|
|5x17 May the Best Man Win |
Whitley asks for donations for a campus fundraiser from various business owners and meets Byron Douglas III, who is impressed with her and asks her to join his campaign for state ...
|Feb. 13, 1992|
|5x18 Kiss You Back (1) |
Whitley is upset that Dwayne isn't jealous of her relationship with Byron and when Kim suggests that Whitley speak with Dwayne, she invites him over.
|Feb. 20, 1992|
|5x19 Conflict of Interest (2) |
Whitley explains to Byron that she is not in love with Dwayne and they agree to begin dating. Ron promises to prove to Kim that he is no longer a ladies man.
|Feb. 27, 1992|
|5x20 Sellmates |
Ron struggles with his new job at a car dealership. A female con artist gets him fired. She apologizes, and they hatch a scheme to get the boss to let them develop an ad campaign ...
|Mar. 12, 1992|
|5x21 Do the Write Thing |
Lena struggles to keep her grades high enough to maintain her engineering scholarship. Whitley wants to understand the issues of Byron's campaign in order to help him win.
|Apr. 02, 1992|
|5x22 Love Taps |
Ron is hired to promote Dion's concert. Freddie thinks that Gina is in an abusive relationship.
|Apr. 23, 1992|
|5x23 Special Delivery |
In the final days before the election, the incumbent accuses Byron of fooling around with a stripper. He refuses to respond to the allegations, and challenges Sen. Hutchinson to a ...
|May. 07, 1992|
|5x24 Save the Best for Last (1) |
The day before her wedding, Whitley frets about details until Byron is able to bring her back to reality. Kim volunteers to return to campus and retrieve a special pair of earrings ...
|May. 14, 1992|
|5x25 Save the Best for Last (2) |
As she awakens on her wedding day, Whitley is so flustered by her conversation with Dwayne that she can barely remember where she is or the name of her future husband.
|May. 14, 1992|
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